The Instructor


Christopher J. Bashaw, PhD/MA, DD, RN, Soke

 Kosho Hoho Yooga is an American eclectic Martial Art, developed by Christopher Bashaw, soke, Family Head. Kosho Hoho Yooga, or "Old Pine Tree Method of Unity and Self Discipline", a martial blending of Kosho Ryu Kempo and Tai Chi. Kosho Hoho Yooga takes the traditional conceptual teachings of the Japanese Warrior Monk of 1235 AD (true self-defense, healing, and spiritual arts) and makes it applicable for the 21st century. Christopher holds black belt ranking in multiple martial arts styles. He was awarded his Hachidan (8th degree black belt) from the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio in 2006. In January 2007 Christopher was inducted into Action Magazine Martial Arts Hall of Fame. And in June of 2008 Bashaw was inducted into the World Karate Union as “Founder of the Year”.  Christopher has been a Registered Nurse for over 2 decades, including pediatrics, military, pain care, recovery room, occupational health, drug and alcohol recovery, insurance case management, and rehabilitation. And over the last 20 years he has become certified as a Reiki Master/Teacher, developing his own system, Kokoro Ryu Reiki System of Natural Healing, and given permission in his lineage by Laura Grant, RMT to proceed with that system; Christopher is also the founder of Shugendo Yoga, a spiritual, gentle healing form of yoga which is done by Kosho Hoho Yooga-ka as well as students outside the system; he has taken vows as a Buddhist Lay Priest and now practices and teaches Universal Buddhism as part of his curriculum. He holds a Doctorate in Divinity as well as a PhD/MA and the title of Professor. He incorporates western herbalism, internal and external Chi Kung healing, and Shamanism into his practice and the art of Kosho Hoho Yooga. He developed Koshonic Body Stress Release © and is now teaching it privately to select students who are opening their own successful practices. Bashaw is also a renowned psychic and medical intuitive. Christopher is available for private readings and sessions. Christopher is a founding member of WaShin International. Bashaw, soke, is also a CNFT(Certified Natural Fitness Trainer).


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